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Ares Capital Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:ARCC)

-0.02 (-0.11 %)
(As of 10/17/2019 09:26 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $18.38
50-Day Range
MA: $18.69
52-Week Range
Now: $18.38
Volume986,221 shs
Average Volume1.52 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.84 billion
P/E Ratio10.94
Dividend Yield8.76%
Ares Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. It also makes growth capital and general refinancing. It prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the basic and growth manufacturing, business services, consumer products, health care products and services, and information technology service sectors. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Investors, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ARCC



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.34 billion
Cash Flow$1.74 per share
Book Value$17.12 per share


Net Income$858 million


Market Cap$7.84 billion
Next Earnings Date10/30/2019 (Confirmed)

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Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ares Capital's stock symbol?

Ares Capital trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ARCC."

How often does Ares Capital pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ares Capital?

Ares Capital announced a special dividend on Wednesday, May 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, September 30th. This represents a yield of 9.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 13th. View Ares Capital's Dividend History.

How were Ares Capital's earnings last quarter?

Ares Capital Co. (NASDAQ:ARCC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 30th. The investment management company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.05. The investment management company had revenue of $382 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $363.60 million. Ares Capital had a return on equity of 10.72% and a net margin of 53.81%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 EPS. View Ares Capital's Earnings History.

When is Ares Capital's next earnings date?

Ares Capital is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ares Capital.

How can I listen to Ares Capital's earnings call?

Ares Capital will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, October 30th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for ARCC?

7 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Ares Capital's stock. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Ares Capital's stock price to reach $19.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ares Capital.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ares Capital?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ares Capital in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ares Capital.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ares Capital stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ares Capital stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Ares Capital have outperformed the industry over the past six months. The company’s earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters. Its second-quarter 2019 results benefited from improvement in total investment income and solid portfolio activity, partly offset by higher costs. The company's investment income growth is expected to continue in the near term, driven by regulatory changes and rise in demand for customized financing. Moreover, rise in investment commitments will likely continue to support revenues. However, continuously increasing expenses (mainly due to the company’s expansion strategy) are expected to hurt bottom-line growth to some extent in the near term. Moreover, the presence of high levels of debt remains a major concern for the company as it might hurt financials." (8/26/2019)
  • 2. National Securities analysts commented, "▪ Ares had extremely robust originations during the 3/31/19 quarter with over $1.95 billion of gross commitments versus $1.35 billion of exits, bringing the total portfolio at fair value to $13.06 billion from $12.42 billion Q/Q.
    ▪ The strong portfolio growth for ARCC also drove a significant core NII/share beat of $0.48 versus our estimate of $0.42. Notably, the heavy origination volume drove capital structuring service fees of $45.0mm on the quarter compared to our estimate of $26.7mm. Through 4/24 ARCC had $183mm of commitments compared to exits and repayments of $747mm with a backlog of $1.1 billion and pipeline of $195mm.
    ▪ While a platform the size of Ares really only needs one large deal to close for a big increase in commitments, we do expect origination volume to slow Q/Q for the 6/30/19 quarter. As a result, we think structuring fees and earnings will come down a bit but still remain comfortably above the $0.42/share of total dividends (two cents per share supplemental and forty cents regular).
    ▪ Management reiterated that they expect Ares to benefit from any credit dislocation by means of winning market share from weaker market participants. We tend to agree with this sentiment and expect that ARCC’s underwriting will enable them to withstand a slowing economy or a general pickup in defaults, both of which we think will materialize through 2019.
    ▪ We are revising our 2019 core NII/share estimate to $1.83 from $1.75 and our 2020 core NII/share estimate to $1.80 from $1.78." (5/1/2019)

Has Ares Capital been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about ARCC stock has trended very negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ares Capital earned a news sentiment score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the investment management company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Ares Capital.

Are investors shorting Ares Capital?

Ares Capital saw a decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,690,000 shares, a decrease of 35.6% from the August 30th total of 5,730,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,590,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. Approximately 0.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Ares Capital's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Ares Capital's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Ares Capital own?

Who are Ares Capital's key executives?

Ares Capital's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael J. Arougheti, Exec. VP & Co-Chairman (Age 47)
  • Mr. Bennett Rosenthal, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman (Age 56)
  • Mr. Robert Kipp DeVeer III, CEO & Director (Age 46)
  • Mr. Mitchell S. Goldstein CPA, CPA, Co-Pres (Age 52)
  • Mr. Michael Lewis Smith, Co-Pres (Age 48)

Who are Ares Capital's major shareholders?

Ares Capital's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Confluence Investment Management LLC (1.18%), LGT Capital Partners LTD. (0.36%), Sound Income Strategies LLC (0.34%), Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors Inc. (0.14%), Domani Wealth LLC (0.05%) and DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own Ares Capital stock include Bates Ann Torre, Daniel G Kelly, Jr, Eric B Siegel, Michael J Arougheti, Penelope F Roll, R Kipp Deveer, Steve Bartlett and Steven B Mckeever. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ares Capital.

Which institutional investors are selling Ares Capital stock?

ARCC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LGT Capital Partners LTD., Camelot Portfolios LLC, Cerebellum GP LLC, Delphi Management Inc. MA, Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc., CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC and Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ares Capital.

Which institutional investors are buying Ares Capital stock?

ARCC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Domani Wealth LLC, Sound Income Strategies LLC, Confluence Investment Management LLC, Nwam LLC, Foundations Investment Advisors LLC, Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID, Canton Hathaway LLC and Truvestments Capital LLC. Company insiders that have bought Ares Capital stock in the last two years include Bates Ann Torre, Daniel G Kelly, Jr, Eric B Siegel, Michael J Arougheti, Penelope F Roll, R Kipp Deveer, Steve Bartlett and Steven B Mckeever. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ares Capital.

How do I buy shares of Ares Capital?

Shares of ARCC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ares Capital's stock price today?

One share of ARCC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.38.

How big of a company is Ares Capital?

Ares Capital has a market capitalization of $7.84 billion and generates $1.34 billion in revenue each year. The investment management company earns $858 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.68 on an earnings per share basis. View Additional Information About Ares Capital.

What is Ares Capital's official website?

The official website for Ares Capital is http://www.arescapitalcorp.com/.

How can I contact Ares Capital?

Ares Capital's mailing address is 245 PARK AVENUE 44TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10167. The investment management company can be reached via phone at 212-750-7300 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ares Capital (NASDAQ ARCC)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  327 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  377 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  704
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ares Capital and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ARCC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ARCC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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